Archive | April 8, 2012

Pope marks Easter with call for Syria violence end

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI implored the Syrian regime Sunday to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and voiced hope that the joy of Easter would comfort Christians suffering because of their faith. Benedict, struggling with hoarseness and looking tired, celebrated Mass on Christianity’s most joyous holy day on the flower-adorned steps of St. Peter’s Basilica, […]

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Full text: Pope Benedict’s urbi et orbi address

    VATICAN   —  Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass this Easter Sunday in St Peter’s Square, after which he offered the urbi et orbi benediction – the blessing of the city and the world – which it is tradition for the Pope to give at Easter and at Christmas. Pope delivered remarks to the faithful gathered […]

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Weekly Address : Easter and Passover Greetings from U.S. President Barack Obama

  Video : Weekly Address: Easter and Passover Greetings from President Obama   Washington DC, April 7, 2012  —  For millions of Americans, this weekend is a time to celebrate redemption at God’s hand.  Tonight, Jews will gather for a second Seder, where they will retell the story of the Exodus. And tomorrow, my family will […]

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Japan, China, South Korea to work to stop rocket launch

  (NHK)  —  Foreign ministers of Japan, China, and South Korea have agreed to do everything in their power diplomatically to stop North Korea from launching a missile, which it calls a satellite. Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba met his Chinese and South Korean counterparts, Yang Jiechi and Kim Sung-hwan, in the Chinese city of […]

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Rahul Gandhi meets President Zardari’s son Bilawal at lunch

  New Delhi  (ZEENEWS)  —  Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday met Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is accompanying his father and President Asif Ali Zardari on his trip to India. Zardari had lunch with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after a one-on-one meeting. The Pakistani leader will now visit the […]

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After ‘fruitful talks’ Manmohan accepts Zardari’s offer to visit Pakistan

  New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI)  —  The talks between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and visiting Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari here today was constructive and held in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility with both sides expressing satisfaction. Thanking Dr. Singh for hosting him on his private visit, Zardari said India and […]

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Pope holds Easter candle at basilica vigil

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI, carrying a tall, lit candle, ushered in Christianity’s most joyous celebration with an Easter vigil service Saturday night, but voiced fears that mankind is groping in darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil. Easter for Christians commemorates Christ’s triumph over death with his resurrection following his crucifixion. “Life […]

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